Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Building fire place, picnic area #1
Date 1930s
Description Photo shows four men building a fireplace at picnic area #1 in Bluff Park, now known as Doughton Park. Taken by Dobyns on an unknown date at Milepost 241.
Commentary Fireplaces were built in many picnic areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway so that visitors could grill food for picnics or camping.
Location Location Name: Milepost 241
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.434141
Longitude: -81.175697
Creator Individual Dobyns
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Bluff Park (N.C.)
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Picnic grounds
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway